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New Here? Drop in and Say Hi. / Re: I'm new here...
« Last post by Koffee Kosmo on 08/05/2019, 08:06 PM »
Welcome Bain
Nice to have another new member with some passion

You may need to look at home roasting to satisfy your taste buds in Europe

« Last post by Brett H on 08/05/2019, 05:09 PM »
Hi there and welcome! Your budget is towards the better end of the spectrum of machines. You’re going to have a huge amount of opinions thrust upon you but it’s really such a personal decision. The choice of machine should really be limited to what’s available locally or more importantly the quality of service agent available because these things do require regular service. 
New Here? Drop in and Say Hi. / Re: I'm new here...
« Last post by Brett H on 08/05/2019, 05:06 PM »
Welcome Bain! Great to have you on our Aussie forum. Your grinder post was brilliant and I’m looking forward to seeing what machine makes it onto your bench!
Grinders / Re: Ceado E6P V2
« Last post by Brett H on 08/05/2019, 05:03 PM »
Hi Bain and welcome. Wow... I’d not ever come across this grinder and frankly am a little disappointed in your post BECAUSE NOW I REALLY WANT ONE:D

Seriously great pictures and review!!

This looks like an amazing answer for the perfect premium home set-up.
Grinders / Ceado E6P V2
« Last post by bain on 08/05/2019, 05:50 AM »
My first post, so I'll jump right in.

Recently upgraded my grinder from a pretty entry level DeLonghi Dedica to a Ceado E6P V2.

I chose this grinder after reading a lot about it in the US forums (home-barista forum), and also it took out the 2018 Specialist category on Whole Latte Love.

It is surprising that heaps of thread in the US and Europe but none on the Aussie forums.

Unboxing the E6P this thing was heavy, very heavy. A real solid feeling unit. A lot of steel materials, and the plastic base surround is a very solid feeling plastic.

It has 64 mm flat steel burs and is a  stepless grinder. It also has their patented steady-lock system which maintains a constant bur spacing while under heavy loads, which compensates for any thermal expansion.

It has two  programmable dosage buttons. You can also hold both buttons simultaneously for a manual dose, when you let go of both buttons it stops.
You can also interrupt the programmed dose by pressing any button.

To change the programmed dosage, you hold the button for a few seconds, and press either the + or - buttons to change the dose time by 0.1 second intervals. I did some weight testing and the grinder is very consistent.

Grinds come out nice and fluffy. To change the grind size you have to loosen the locking screw, and while the motor is running you can turn the disc. Turning feels very smooth and seamless, truly stepless. I'll point out I was slightly confused by what direction I should turn to make in coarser, I thought the higher numbers would be coarser, turns out they are finer.

I only have a pressurised portafilter (will be upgrading machine too in the near future), but shots had tiger flecks and really a nice flavour.

My biggest criticism is the hopper. It has a slide to shut off the base to remove it, but it's just a sliding piece of plastic and its kinda clumsy feeling. The hopper is the only thing that feels as if the material choice could have been better, the hopper on the Delonghi feels nicer.

Anyway at close to a grand its not cheap but it is a 64 mm stepless programmable grinder.

Would be interested if anyone else on here has one of these grinders? What's your experience? Any tips?

It seems Ceado are a very high end brand, and they make the world's only zero retention grinder.

New Here? Drop in and Say Hi. / Re: I'm new here...
« Last post by bain on 07/05/2019, 09:24 PM »
Hi All - new here thought I'd better introduce myself.

From Brisbane but currently living in Vienna the last four years (you would be surprised how terrible the coffee skills in cafes are here, grind, tamp pressure, pour time, it's a complete mystery. Forget coffee art, too).

Long time amateur barista, have had a low level DeLonghi grinder and machine for several years, finally thought I better up my game and buy a decent set of kit. (Still deciding on machine, but have bought a Ceado E6P grinder). As a mechanical engineer, it got my tick of approval for the insides.

Proud to say I have taught myself over the years how to do a little bit of coffee art.

My favorite bean is Campos, the superior blend mix. I know some hate this bean, but I really enjoy the syrupy smooth after taste of this bean in the mouth. Problem is they won't post to Vienna, so I have to rely on visiting friends and bringing some back myself.

Drink of choice is a flat white or a cap (no chocolate, no sugar).   

« Last post by Amandaaaaa on 07/05/2019, 08:28 PM »
Hi everyone. I am new here. Thank you for accepting my request to join the forum. ☺️

I was after some recommendations for a coffee machine (would really prefer it under 3,000 aud).

Does any one have any recommendations for one? Preferably something low watts so it doesn’t use too much. Haha

Thankyou so much!! 😊😊😊😊😊
Espresso Machines / Re: La Cimbali M100 versus Elektra Indie
« Last post by askthe coffeeguy on 06/05/2019, 04:54 PM »
neither of those machines would be my first preference but if i had to choose one over the other if choose the elektra it has cleaner lines and looks more looks smarter as  a machine. i dont know about la cimbali I dont think that they have been at the forefront of innovation for a long while besides to me its an ugly looking machine so i wouldnt choose it on those reasons alone

yes reliability and performance are important, but so is after service care and the availability of spare parts and someone reliable to service your machine

as someone who owned my own cafes for 12 yrs I would also say that, depending  upon your location, customers (some , not all) are still going to judge you by the equipment that you have on the bench, and having a bit of added bling can send a message to your customers that yu care about whats going into the grinder and the coffee that you are making.

of course none of this makes any difference if the coffee is not freshly roasted, and the person behind the machine is not highly skilled and equipped with adequate knowledge to make a great cup of coffee

tyhe current 'trend' for overly programmable machines is I think (I hope) a trend that will eventually go away (at least I hope it will) and be replaced by the barista's skill, and not so dependent upon weights and measures - I cant say that more functionality in machines has necessarily lead to better results in the cup - most of the innovation I think has come from bean selection and changes to the way that we roast the coffee

god luck with whatever you decide and make sure to keep us in the loop and yes, photos please!



Home roasting - All about the culture / Re: Greens
« Last post by Paolo5 on 06/05/2019, 07:49 AM »
Thanks, Brett.
Home roasting - All about the culture / Re: Greens
« Last post by Brett H on 05/05/2019, 09:15 PM »
Great to hear Pablo!

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